The purpose of the Title VI Parent Advisory is:

  • to comply with the rules and regulations governing Indian Education Act (Title VI).
  • to enhance and encourage the academic experience of Title VI eligible students in the district.
  • to provide direction and build on Indian culture in meeting the academic and cultural needs of Title VI eligible students.
  • to participate in the design, operation, and evaluation of the program.
  • to advise the school district on the development of policies and procedures relating to the hiring of project staff including reviewing the qualifications of and making recommendations concerning applicants for staff positions.
  • to serve as liaison between Title VI eligible students, parents, guardians and the school district.

Senior Leah Mountain was recognized by the LAPS School Board during their April 21st meeting. Click here to read more.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all remaining in-person NAPAC meetings for the 2019-2020 school year will be held virtually through Google Meet. Please check here before the meeting to obtain the google meet link or call in number.

Chair: James R. Mountain

Vice-Chair: Marie John

Secretary: Pamela Warren

Student Reps (LAHS): Leah Mountain and Muira Mowrer

LAMS Native Hawks Sponsors: John Fox and Rita Sanchez

LAHS Native American Club Sponsor: Scott Weisner

District Rep: Glenda Fred-Weahkee

District Designee: Kurt Steinhaus, Superintendent/Jennifer Guy, Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Accountability

LAPS School Board Rep: Dawn Jalbert

Native American Liaison: Julie Dare

Hello, my name is Julie Dare.  I am pleased to serve as a point of contact to Los Alamos Public School’s Native Students and to their families. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know our Native students and their families on a deeper level.  My goals as a liaison are to facilitate meaningful events for Native students as well as to connect Native students to valuable educational resources.  I was born and raised in Los Alamos and am a LAHS alumni.   My undergraduate degree is in American Studies and I have a graduate degree in Special Education.  I have served LAPS both as a special education teacher and as a preschool teacher.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all remaining in-person NAPAC meetings for the 2019-2020 school year will be held virtually through Google Meet. 

Meeting Schedule for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year:

May 6, 2020

Meeting Agendas/Minutes

LAMS Native Hawks meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Room 257 during HAT. For more information, contact John Fox at or Rita Sanchez at

LAHS Native American Club meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month in Room A228 during lunch. For more information, contact Scott Weisner at

Native American Student Update